Randy Orton missed this weekend’s house shows but he was not injured or anything related to an injury angle. According to sources, Orton is given a handful of weekends off to spend time with his family. He was on TV at Smackdown on Tuesday and he will be on Smackdown every week. According to f4wonline.com, he is likely to get the next weekend off too.
Because of Orton’s absence, WWE went with Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Title as the main event at one house show and AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens for the US Title for the other house show.
As we saw on 205 Live, Sasha Banks made an appearance on the show. Sasha banks won’t be the only member of the Raw roster to make an appearance on 205 Live, WWE has an idea of having members of the Raw/Smackdown rosters appear on 205 Live in order to boost the show’s ratings and downright disappointing viewership numbers.